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proper permits before doing so. they have a new law, miya shea, abc news. >> knock yourself out there. >> serious people's work is getting done in texas. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> unfortunately. stay with us next for "good morning america." thanks for watching, everybody. enjoy your thursday. in the news this thursday morning, a san jose police officer is under arrest facing charges with having sex with two teenage boys. police say she provided the teens with alcohol at parties at his home. >> the shutdown of solyndra is raising new political questions about a half billion dollar loan to the east bay company to the
solar manufacturer. >> and also this morning huge waves is expected to pound the coast this weekend. >> and i'll keep you up u updated how large the waves will be and talk a heat forecast. >> and good morning. thursday morning commute. we have a significant slow down in san jose and overnight road work. details on the way. >> it's thursday. thank you so much for starting your day with us. i'm a kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. >> a police officer is accused of having sex with two teenage boys. gilroy police arrested him and media partner reports that the officer may have provided alcohol to minors at parties at his home and had sex with them. he had been under investigation for several years. he was arrested when he showed up for work on wednesday. >> they took one of our officers
patrick durego on a $100,000 warrant charging him with three charges of child molestation. gilroy police are asking for other victims to come forward and contact them. >> another blow to solyndra, after layoffs and house republicans are deepening their investigation in whether the solar panel maker got massive loans because of political ties. more on this. >> the house energy committee subpoenaed documents to a half billion dollar loan. the obama energy department was favoring some other companies over others and some said solyndra was granted the loans because ties to george kaiser.
he is the one of the zk parties biggest fund-raisers. they closed their doors yesterday. they are seeking chapter 11 protection and suspending operations. they say it was squeezed by a tough market. >> solyndra was caught in the vice of having to keep up with chinese and american vendors who were riding the highs of silicon low. >> president obama visited the plant last year and claimed it as part of his green initiative. they issued a blog on the website there will also be an element of risks in the most innovative companies. alternative is walking off the field and let the world pass us by. they took a 42% this year mostly
because of low priced chinese solar priced panels. in the newsroom, "abc 7 news." fremont city leaders say they knew solyndra was having problems but didn't realize they were so severe. city manager says they will do what they can to help layoff employees. >> we're trying to mobilize with state and federal authorities to get employment assistance and we've been through the drill before, with nummi obviously and we'll get there the kind of assistance they need. >> they lost 4500 jobs when the nummi plant shut down. berkeley police are stepping up patrols this morning in a neighborhood hit hard by tire vamped always. dozens of people woke up around be aly avenue to fire many
vehicles that had their tires slashed. >> it baffles me why somebody would do this. i mean i couldn't go to work today, i couldn't do that. i mean i don't know how i can afford four brand-new tires. >> police say they are teeing leads searching for suspects. they have no motive. a local tire shop is fixing over hundred slashed tires at a discount. >> the proposal to reduce speed limits around all san jose schools to 15 miles an hour has moved forward. they approved that measure yesterday. the vote allows the city to examine the impact and the cost of lowering the posted speed limit to public and private schools from the current 25 miles an hour to 15 miles an hour when children are present.
the full council will discuss the plan in october. >> cal trains is expected to announce a new transit company to operate the commuter line. they are reporting that caltrain executives are choosing missouri based transit america. they chose it over another company to save the rail service $24 million over the next five years. officials say transit america no knocked their socks off during the interview process. if approved it will take five months to change over. >> a go gang crackdown in san francisco's mission district after a man was killed what police say was a case of mistaken identity. gang members killed the 22-year-old cook after he stepped out of a restaurant at 19th and san carlos early tuesday morning. they believe the gunman thought he was member of a rival gang.
dozens of additional officers are patrolling the mission focusing on known gang areas. >> we're stepping up enforcement and we have units from our tactical division and gang task force as well as mission station teams will be saturate go the area. so far, no arrests have been made. >> some of the largest waves of the summer are expected at northern california beaches tomorrow. a big waves continue to crash up and down the california coast. national weather service has a high surf advisory in central and southern california. it's generated by huge winter storms off of new zealand. huge waves flooded the parking lot at new port beach in southern california. they are warning people to be
extra careful. >> that is going to cost them some money. >> big waves coming all week long. will the weather be warm this weekend? >> return of summer. >> and the worst waves will be south of us. high surf advisory is even farther south in big sur. dangerous rip currents is going to be a problem. good morning to you. here is a look at the onshore flow and all of a sudden it's an offshore flow. the land breeze will pull some of the warmer weather from the central valley all the way to our beaches as we head into the next couple of days. temperatures in the 50s this morning. we do have thick fog around santa rosa. visibility down to quarter of a mile. sunshine everywhere, even pockets developing at the coast. 56 in half moon bay. mid to upper 70s in san francisco. low to mid-80s for the rest of bayshore and north bay valleys and low to mid 90s in the east bay valleys. same thing around morgan hill
and gilroy. few clouds lingering around monterey, 67. accu-weather seven-day forecast, hottest days still is tomorrow, the heat will spill into saturday and gradually taper sunday into monday. a couple of minor incidents in san jose. we've got a stall. it's -- pardon me, southbound before yerba buena. minor slowing. on 17, an earlier accident cleared to the shoulder. let's take a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, very light. few cars rolling on through. no delays and metering lights remain off. smooth sailing into the upper deck of san francisco. >> it happened again. apple workers may be a lot more careful in choosing their water holes after aanother apparent
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4:41. live look at the bay bridge, traffic streaming across with month no problems there. mike is going to give us the forecast and sue hall is monitoring the traffic. >> remember the flap over apple. reports that apple has lost another unreleased iphone, possibly a version of the still announced iphone 5. a website said the phone went missing at a bar in the mission district. they traced the device to a home in bernal heights. bar's owner says he received several calls asking him about a
missing iphone. those reports suggesting a new iphone might appear in september or october. >> a former high school pitcher is trying to help people. he was in a coma for nearly a month after he was had hit in the head by a line drive. he is still experiences short term memory loss. the forum sponsored by lynn woolsey, it's mechbt to help parents and coaches to help treat sports related concussions. one had five concussions and his coach never spotted them. >> i had the same headache and same disorientation. lineman ben lynch announced
his support for the bill he believes brain trauma is causing early alzheimer's even suicide among football players. >> college students that are here illegally, a helping hand to keep them in school is within reach. >> and next the search for a one piece of equipment that helped the independent. >> details on the upcoming job3q
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are mainly departure delays. flight tracker will have it at abc7news.com. 4:46 now. state senate is giving undocumented college students in california a chance to dream. lawmakers have passed the assembly that will allow undocumented students state financial aid. supporters say many students have proven they deserve the help. >> the entitlement grant is just that, you qualify for it and you get it. these students have paid the fees. the families may taxes and supported the universities of california. >> earlier this year, the governor signed a bill giving illegal immigrant students funding to private scholarships. >> state education officials are slamming the federal government for facing additional schools
putting them on failing list. 49% of california public schools, that is nearly half met or surpassed state education levels. that is a 3 percent increase from last year but 913 schools could face sanctions for dropping below standards set by the no child left behind law. >> to leave no child left behind. let the money behind and they didn't fund it and let us figure out in california as a state whether local communities and local school districts. >> 3900 schools in california are required to improve test scores. we have a link to the academic performance index results for bay area schools. more on our website at abc7news.com. tomorrow morning, labor department will release the latest unemployment figures as
economists fear another recession is looming. president obama will unveil it in a speech on thursday. now, the president will face off the n.f.l. season opener. >> next thursday the president plans to outline his plan to create jobs before a require a joint session of congress. the president plans to press his captive audience with a message telling republicans you are the road block. >> we have to break the gridlock in washington that prevents us from taking the action we need to get this country moving. >> the president plans to outline what the white house described as a detailed three point plan. first tax relief, tax credits for companies. infrastructure investment a special bank for building projects and third targeted assistance for the long term
unemployed. more than 6 million americans more than six months or longer. >> president wanted wednesday but john boehner did not want to overshadow a debate so they settled on thursday which just happens to be the opening day for n.f.l. football. president obama is coming to the bay area next month for another fund-raiser. he is scheduled to be here september 25 at an undisclosed location. he was here in april for three fund-raisers in san francisco and online town meeting in palo alto. bill clinton is also coming to the bay area. he is making two speeches on october 21. he'll be in richmond to deliver a keynote speech sponsored by the bay area quality management district. he will also kick onoff the silicon valley entrepreneurship forum.
his usual fee is $150,000. we are so lucky. mike is less than us. >> actually he pays us to give the forecast. >> it's so nice to be next to them. >> and good morning. here is a look at downtown financial district. we do have clouds but they will be short-lived in today's forecast. sunshine and warmer weather on the way. let's take a look at your temperatures. we still have a little bit of fog around santa rosa. 50 at san rafael. 51 in napa and everyone else around mid to upper 50s and. highlights, sunny and warm next three days, clear and comfortable, heat will lessen as we get into the back half of the holiday weekend. 24-hour change, 5 degrees warmer in san jose.
double-digit gets, concord and santa rosa. 10 and 11 degrees warmer than yesterday. 89 in dublin and everybody else in the low to mid 90s in the east bay valleys. concord and pittsburg around 92. getting close to needing that air conditioner. mid to upper 70s through most of the east bayshore. union city and fremont, top may top 80 and. >> notice how everybody is sunny today even at the coast we'll see some sunshine with mid to upper 50s for you. over on the peninsula, we'll have upper 70s millbrae and san mateo. everybody else in the mid to upper 80s. mid 70 tows for downtown san francisco and to upper 70s in sausalito. mid to upper 50s with pockets of sunshine in your north bay beaches. we'll have a few clouds lingering right around monterey and carmel and you can see santa
cruz at 74. as you head inland, morgan hill and gilroy in the low to mid 90s. around the state, moving into the central valley, mid to upper 90s and 74 in tahoe and 88 in yosemite and 80 in l.a. let's talk about what is going to happen tonight. even when we hit the 90s we still fall back into the upper 50s to low 60s through the east bay valleys. 66 in antioch. 61 in san jose. low is moving away. this high pressure is starting to build in the pacific northwest and when it does, you get that land breeze and that is why temperatures are so much warmer today and tomorrow and saturday. it still looks pretty warm for this time of year. >> hello. happy thursday. commute off to to a good start. shortfall reported in the maze. reported westbound 80 to eastbound 580, somewhere in
there. i don't particularly see it and i don't see any slowing. just be aware if you are headed out there the stall will be cleared shortly. live look at the san mateo bridge, very light. taillights are headed in the westbound direction. san rafael southbound 101, live shot, headed up the hill past the san rafael civic center. i wanted to remind you of an event that wraps up today at moscone center, theater will be the road will be closed and expect congestion. >> go to abc7news.com for all your traffic information. scroll down and click on traffic thanks a lot. >> an alameda father and young daughter who have special needs
need your help in recovering a walk are. it's a rifton gait brand. the device is worth $3400. the walker was stolen in front of a home on the 2700 block of washington street in alameda on sunday night. daniel hurst says it helps her 2-year-old daughter to be a little more independent. >> it was the first time that she has been able to go out and socialize. with neighborhood kids. she was born the same time as several others in the block and they have been walking and running around and first time she is able to be out there and be part of it. >> if you have information about the stomp walker please call the alameda police.
>> perfect four ducks were shot with blowgun darts. one died and another was picked up. animal rescue group is putting up reward. blowgun ammunition is illegal in california and the person responsible could face additional charges because protected by federal law. >> you know how cyclists have to share on the golden gate bridge, western sidewalk will be open to cyclists ahead of schedule. it's been closed since the end of made for work on the span. bridge district says the work will be completed two weeks early and it will be reopened to cyclists on saturday september 10th. and eastern sidewalk will be closed for more work for the next four months, pedestrians will only have access to the eastern sidewalk during the day. a steel beam is headed to the bay area from the world
trade center. it should arrive and be included on the memorial commemoration. an artist will use the beams to make a permanent display at suisun city fire department. >> and solyndra bankruptcy takes on political overtones. republicans raise allegations about influence and the government's half billion dollar loan to the company. >> i'm terry mcsweeney live in san jose where a police officer is in jail this morning charged with molesting two teenagers. this is an officer who has been in trouble before. the story coming up in a live report. >> and different kind of amazon deal. they are hoping to end the sales tax battle with the state of california.